Chains make a statement on their own or they compliment a handmade pendant. We will teach you the basics, but also give you the freedom to think outside of the box. This class will give you the tools to come up with endless variations of links that are uniquely yours. In class, you will complete three samples of chain using different gauges and shapes such as round, square, and triangle with a non ferrous metal of choice, such as copper or brass.
You will practice and learn:
Basic link chain and making your own jump rings
Talk about types of wire and gauges available and the best fit for your pieces
Defining what dead-soft and hard wire means
Learn efficient ways to solder your links
Talk about finishing your chain, textures and patinas
Chain making is great for those just starting to make jewelry or if you are looking for a new way to take your earrings, bracelets, and necklaces to another level.
***This one day class is designed to focus on this specific technique only. No finished work will be made.
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